Current Residents



Excellence and leadership describe our graduates. As judged by performance in the American Board of Dermatology In-Training Examination, our residents consistently rank among the top of their peer groups. Graduates who have chosen to train in fellowship programs have been able to do so. A survey of careers of graduates documented 80 percent to be on the faculty of, or directly affiliated with, academic institutions. Several graduates have their own practices or have been recruited by highly reputable dermatological and multispecialty group practices.

Class of 2023

Emma Fixsen, M.D.
Emma Fixsen, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 
Medical School: Duke University
Internship: University of Hawai’i 
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Dermatology Interests: Global health, infectious diseases, CTCL, medical education 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, swimming, crossword puzzles, long-distance running, naps, used bookstores, minimalist backpacking, convincing other people to cook for me

Andrew Park, M.D.
Andrew Park, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of California-Berkeley 
Business School: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Medical School: Dartmouth
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, augmented intelligence and technology, healthcare systems, global health
Other Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, graphic design, traveling, cooking, craft beer

Swapneel Patel, M.D.
Swapneel Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: California State University, Los Angeles
Graduate School: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
Internship: Barnes Jewish Hospital
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Dermatology Interests: Bench research, care for underserved populations, medical dermatology, dermatopathology, and immunotherapy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Brunch, cooking, dancing, sports, walks, ukulele, and travel

Charles Puza, M.D.
Charles Puza, M.D.

Undergraduate School:Harvard University
Medical School: Duke University 
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hometown: Scranton, PA 
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, skin cancer, hair, cosmetics 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Yoga, Swimming, Hiking, Travel, Ethiopian Food, Tiktok

Kishan Shah, M.D.
Kishan Shah, M.D.

Undergraduate School:Duke University
Medical School: Indiana University
Internship: Indiana University
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Dermatology Interests: Procedural Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cutaneous Lymphoma
Other Interests/Hobbies: Workout classes, traveling, brunch, hanging out with my coresidents, sports

Kevin Shi, M.D.
Kevin Shi, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Graduate School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, dermatopathology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, rock climbing, traveling, food and wine

Lindsey West, M.D.
Lindsey West, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, dermatopathology, patient education and shared decision making, cost effective medicine 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Coffee, chess, skiing, tennis, travel, spending time with friends and family


Class of 2024

Duaa AbdelHameid, M.D.

Undergraduate School: American University
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University SOM
Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Dermatology Interests: Med-derm/complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, skin of color, racial health disparities
Other Interests/Hobbies: Reading, coffee/trying new Nespresso flavors, collecting/burning/making candles, baking, Bollywood movies/Egyptian TV shows, traveling, shopping (for everything)

Aya Alame, M.D.
Aya Alame, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Harvard College
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, general dermatology, care for underserved populations
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hanging out with my co-residents, workout classes, and trying new coffee shops around Dallas!

Bahir Chamseddin, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, dermatopathology, procedural dermatology, and clinical trials
Other Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Soccer, Video-games, friends & family

Whitney Gao, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Harvard College
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, medical education, skin microbiome, underserved communities
Other Interests/Hobbies: Eating food, taking pictures of food, sometimes Pilates, trying not to kill my plants

Jason Klein, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Duke University
Graduate School: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, genetics, procedural dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Triathlons, Baking, Hiking

Momina Mazhar, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Maryland
Medical School: George Washington University 
Internship: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Hometown: Frederick, MD
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, pigmentary disorders, skin cancer, cosmetics/lasers
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my son, audiobooks/podcasts, true crime documentaries, interior decorating, online shopping

Meredith Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.
Meredith Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Tufts University
Graduate School: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Tennessee Nashville-St. Thomas Hospital
Hometown: Glendale, CA
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, dermatopathology, cost effectiveness and healthcare disparities, inpatient dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Tea, baking bread, podcasts, craft beer, playing with our cats, staying active

Sophia Zhang, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Internship: Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Dermatology Interests: Pigmented lesions, Skin cancer, Dermoscopy, Procedural Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Playing tennis, traveling, trying new restaurants, audiobooks, spending time with my family


Class of 2025

Arjun Bashyam, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University
Internship: Preliminary Medicine, Lankenau Medical Center
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, Dermatopathology, Procedural Dermatology, Data Science, Computer Vision, Policy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Espresso, podcasts, racket sports, hiking, skiing, visual arts

Samantha Black, M.D.
Samantha Black, M.D.

Undergraduate School: UT Brownsville
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: Transitional Year at John Peter Smith Hospital
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color, bringing dermatological care to medically underserved populations, Autoimmune Skin Disease
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and my two children- exploring new parks, attending sports events- Dallas Stars, Cowboys; Texas Rangers etc., watching the real housewives, going to Zumba and other dance fitness classes

Christian Carr, M.D., M.P.H.
Christian Carr, M.D., M.P.H.

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
(Graduate/Other Advanced Degree School, if applicable): UT Health School of Public Health at Houston (MPH)
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Internship: UT Southwestern
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, UT
Dermatology Interests: Complex Medical Dermatology, Inpatient Dermatology, Dermatoepidemiology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, cycling, spending time with my family

Anisha Guda, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Combined BS/MD Program (UTSA/UTHSCSA)
Medical School: UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine
Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital (Transitional Year)
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color, complex medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, diversity and mentorship
Other Interests/Hobbies: Fusion cooking, taekwondo, podcasting, traveling, food photography, watching Broadway shows

Stacy Kasitinon, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: UT Southwestern
Internship: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Hometown: Richardson, TX
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, skin of color
Other Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, baking, trying new restaurants

Jay Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Jay Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate School: Northwestern University
Graduate School: Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: University of Houston/HCA Kingwood
Hometown: Des Plaines, IL
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, clinical research, complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Biking with my dog, bar trivia, exploring parks and museums in Dallas with my family

John Plante, M.D.
John Plante, M.D.

Undergraduate School: North Greenville University
Graduate School/Other Advanced Degree School: Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Internship: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Dermatology Interests: Procedural dermatology, medical dermatology, dermatopathology, medical education, clinical research
Other Interests/Hobbies: Cooking and baking, golf and disc golf, weightlifting, sports, coffee

Tiffany Sierro, M.D.
Tiffany Sierro, M.D.

Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Internship: UCI
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Dermatology Interests: Skin of color dermatology, medical dermatology, providing care to underserved communities, procedural dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: I love to travel and to bake! European desserts are my absolute favorite, so I try to make them to satisfy my sweet tooth when I can't go abroad.

Jane Zhu, M.D.
Jane Zhu, M.D.

Undergraduate School: Wellesley College
Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: John Peter Smith Hospital
Hometown: Houston, TX
Dermatology Interests: Complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, procedural dermatology, and underserved communities
Other Interests/Hobbies: Listening to podcasts, cooking and trying new recipes, spending time with my dog and cat, collecting plants